More crowing. It’s interesting to contrast Khamenei’s open avowal of the religious aspect of this conflict, calling it a “victory for Islam,” with George Bush’s ridiculous haste to abandon his already belated and inadequate characterization of this war as a conflict with “Islamic fascism.” CAIR doesn’t call on Khamenei (or Zawahiri, or any other mujahid) to stop invoking Islam. But we who are targeted by those mujahedin are not allowed to notice those invocations.
“Iran leader praises Hezbollah resistance,” from AP, :
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a message to Hezbollah head Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, described the militant group’s clashes with Israel as a “victory” for Islam.
“Your unprecedented holy war and steadfastness are beyond the limits of my description. It’s a divine victory. It is a victory of Islam,” Khamenei said in the message read by an announcer on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television.
Hezbollah is heavily financed and backed by Iran’s Shiite Muslim theocracy.
“With God’s help you were able to prove that military superiority is not (measured) in the number (of soldiers), planes, warships and tanks. Rather, it depends on the power of faith and holy war,” Khamenei said.
“You have ridiculed the myth that the Zionist army is invincible,” he said.
Let Ibrahim Hooper and Mahdi Bray denounce Khamenei for misusing Islam. Then they may have a leg to stand on when they mau-mau the President into declaring a war on “individuals” instead of against “Islamic fascists.”